Mini Roadster at Frankfurt show

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  1. Nathan

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    Mini will unveil a new Roadster model in the form of a near-production concept car at this year’s Frankfurt show in September.

    The new car will be a two-seater and will offer a more sporty-looking alternative to the Mini Cabriolet.

    It will be based on the current-generation Mini, but will have a lower windscreen and a lower roofline.

    Thanks to a lower centre of gravity the car should have even better handling than the standard Mini.

    Engine line-up is not yet confirmed but expect the same units as in the rest of the range including the hot 208 bhp 1.6-litre turbo as seen in the Cooper JCW.

    The Roadster will go on sale in 2010 as the fifth model in the Mini range, after the forthcoming Mini crossover. A sixth variant is also expected.

    From Autocar - Mini Roadster at Frankfurt show

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